20 Markkaa

Features

Issuer Finland
Issuing bank Bank of Finland
Grand Prince Alexander II (1855-1881)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1862
Value Tjugu Mark (20)
Currency Markka (1860-1963)
Composition Paper
Size 141 × 77 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 331184
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# A36
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Series: 1860-1866

Obverse

Black on red underorint.

Ornate crest on left with Czarist eagle in centre of it.

Denomination in Swedish at right.
Main text in Swedish in centre.

Series year 1862.

Scripts: Latin, Latin (cursive)

Lettering:
20 MARK I SILFVER

Emot denna sedel betalar FINLANDS BANK vid anfordran en summa af TJUGU Mark i silfver

Translation:
20 MARKS IN SILVER

From this banknote Bank of Finland will pay the sum of TWENTY Marks on demand in silver.

Reverse

Text on reverse in Russian on the left and in Finnish on the right, with crowned lion in centre leaning on a shield.

Denomination in Swedish on the shield: '20 MARK i Silfver'

Small text at the bottom, in Russian on left, Swedish in centre, and in Finnish on the right is a warning against forgery.

Scripts: Cyrillic, Cyrillic (cursive), Latin, Latin (cursive)

Lettering:
20 МРКЬ СЕРЕБРОМЪ
Предъяьителю сего Финляндскій Банкъ ьыдаетъ двадцать маркъ серебромъ

20 MARKKAA HOPEASSA

Tästä setelistä maksaa Suomenmaan Pankki vaadittaissa KAKSIKYMMENTÄ markkaa hopeassa.


Tämän Setelin väärentäminen tahi muukaaminen, kiun myöskin semmosen rahan kauppaaminen, rangaistaan Marraskuun 2 (14) päivänä 1812 annetun Keisarillisen asetuksen jälkeen.

Translation:
20 MARKS IN SILVER

From this banknote, the Bank of Finland will pay, on demand, TWENTY marks in silver.

[Small text at bottom] The forgery or alteration of this Banknote, as well as the trading of similar money, will be punished under the Imperial decree issued on November 2 (14) 1812.

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1862  523 000
1862  253 000 Prefix B
1862  256 000 Prefix C

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